Sunday, March 15th, 2015

If you tend to gravitate towards deeper shades in the spring, how about a few gorgeous berry-hued options? Here are five that are well-worth considering!

  1. NARS Fanny — a lighter, purpled-berry with a satin finish
  2. Bite Beauty Aubergine — a satiny berry-red
  3. MAC Rebel — a cool-toned berry with faint shimmer
  4. Urban Decay Venom — a cool-toned berry with pearl
  5. YSL Forbidden Burgundy — a glossy berry

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Sunday, March 15th, 2015

YSL Pop Water Collection for Spring/Summer 2015
YSL Pop Water Collection for Spring/Summer 2015

La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer ($27.00)

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture is a new generation of nail lacquer that’s both elegant and practical and is presented in a sleek, elongated glass bottle imprinted with the brand’s timeless logo. Available in fashion-inspired shades ranging from subtle and natural to vibrant and dramatic, the nail lacquer provides a high-shine finish for an instant touch of glamour. Its long-wear formula contains chil rose oil, which strengthens, moisturizes and protects nails from chipping and cracking. The lacquer dries fast and applies evenly without streaking and is equipped with a new custom-made brush that allows an easy and fast application. Color adheres perfectly to the brush, pulling the formula instead of pushing it for a flawless, intense result.

  • Rouge Wet (63)
  • Fuchsia Rain (64)
  • Rose Splash (65)
  • Orange Drop (66)

Full Metal Shadow Metallic Color Liquid Eyeshadow ($30.00)

Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow is the brand’s first metallic-color liquid eyeshadow. Its pigment-packed formula lasts up to 16 hours without creasing, flaking or fading and contains 40% water for a cooling effect and pure color payoff. An exclusive applicator allows you to create three signature looks, including a full lid, just the line or a graphic eye.

  • Grey Splash (01)
  • Eau d’Argent (02)
  • Taupe Drop (03)
  • Onde Sable (04)
  • Steamy Coral (05)
  • Pink Cascade (06)
  • Aquatic Copper (07)
  • Dewy Gold (08)
  • Misty Green (09)
  • Wet Blue (10)

Rouge Pur Couture Plump Up Glossy Stain ($36.00)

Give your lips an instant push-up effect with Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Plump Up Glossy Stain. The invigorating, hydrating formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and gives your pout a fuller, more voluptuous shine that lasts up to six hours.

  • Plump Up (200)

Pop Water Glossy Stain ($36.00)

Splash into summer with Yves Saint Laurent’s newest Glossy Stain, Pop Water. The third revolution under the Glossy Stain franchise, Pop Water is formulated with water brilliance, providing 10 hours of hydration and a translucent pop of color. Its applicator features a unique slanted tip and short soft bristles that allow flawless application and perfect precision.

  • Dewy Red (201)
  • Rouge Splash (202)
  • Eau de Corail (203)
  • Onde Rose (204)
  • Pink Rain (205)
  • Misty Pink (206)
  • Juicy Peach (207)
  • Wet Nude (208)

Availability: Pre-order now at Nordstrom; some products are showing 3/16 as date they’ll be shipped and others are showing 3/31

Editor’s Note: I’m not certain which shades or formulas are limited edition/permanent–Nordstrom doesn’t say, and everything is listed as a Nordstrom exclusive at the time of this post!

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Sunday, March 1st, 2015

A tried and true favorite of mine, coral lipstick is a shade I reach for throughout the year. If you’ve been looking for a way to warm-up your spring, consider these five beautiful shades:

  1. YSL Peach Passion — a glossy, peachy-coral
  2. NARS Julie — a soft, pink-coral
  3. Estee Lauder Eccentric — a light-medium pink-coral
  4. Urban Decay Streak — a medium coral-pink
  5. Maybelline Coral Burst — a luminous pink-coral

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

YSL Couture Variation Ten-Color Expert Eye Palette
YSL Couture Variation Ten-Color Expert Eye Palette

Couture Variation Ten-Color Expert Eye Palette ($95.00)

Inspired by fabric swatches, the eye shadows cover all finishes from matte to metallic, from satin to iridescent. Each shade tells a different story. United, they form a family of colour. Ranging from light to dark tones, the ten eye shadows are of chromatic power and with a texture that perfectly sits on to the eyelid.

  • Nu Nude gradient beige, bronze and brown – natural beauty in all its variations.
  • Tuxedo Chromatic gradient of Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic creation

Availability: Pre-order at Nordstrom

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Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadows for Spring 2015
YSL Couture Mono Eyeshadows for Spring 2015

Yves Saint Laurent presents all day wear and the highest chromatic power, now in iconic shades. No crease, no migration, only intense color pays off that makes a statement. Available in matte, satin, metallic and shimmer finishes. Presented in an elegant gold compact with two applicators- a foam tip for blending and a brush for precision- to ensure effortless color control. Made in France.

Couture Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Argane
  • Caftan
  • Dedale
  • Exces
  • Facon
  • Fastes
  • Fougue
  • Frasque
  • Gala
  • Khol
  • Marceau
  • Modele
  • Orient
  • Paris
  • Toile
  • Zellige

Availability: Now at Saks

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Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Peach is often like the lighter, softer version of coral, as you can find pink-leaning peach shades or more orange-leaning peach shades, so there is usually a shade that will work for someone! There are even more peachy-beige kind of shades that are more neutral. I love peach on the eyes, whether as an eyeliner or on the center or inner lid. The center of lid is great to really brighten, especially if you use darker, more contrasting shades on the inner/outer areas of the lid. The inner tear duct is a nice place for a pop of more shimmery peach that I find helps to open up eyes.

  1. Bite Beauty Leche — a satin-finished, medium peach lip color
  2. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight — a peach with champagne shimmer and warm undertones that works as a highlighter or subtle blush
  3. L’Oreal Highlighter (230) — brighten eyes with this peachy-pink eyeliner
  4. Make Up For Ever #I524 Pinky Beige — a light-medium peach with a pearly sheen to brighten eyes
  5. YSL Tender Peach (26) — a glossy, pink-tinted peach lipstick

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